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Solid Boxwood Sewing Kit

Compact for easy traveling & quick repairs
Made for us in France
Today's Price:$21.00
Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Order Qty
15A01.01 Boxwood Sewing Kit
In Stock $21.00  
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First is a Solid Boxwood Sewing Egg (like a small Darning Egg, it's an item rarely found these days, but very useful when mending rips and tears in clothing). It's a 1" Egg (measured across the wide top), with overall dimensions of 2-3/8" in length and 1-5/8" diameter.

The Sewing Set is packed in a simple yet beautifully turned Boxwood cylinder-like container with a threaded top. The Set includes a Boxwood Thimble and Bobbin (with capacity for 3 separate thread windings). Pop the ball-cap off the bobbin, and inside (amazingly) is a Needle Case. (It takes a very skilled turner, indeed, to pull that off in such small scale. Overall Container dimensions are 3-3/8" in length with a 7/8" diameter - plenty of extra room for pins, etc.

Anyone in the family who sews will love these traditional craft tools from France. Perfect for traveling, in the office for quick repairs, or just to have on hand in your backpack or purse. A lovely and very useful gift.

Please note: the Kit includes only the boxwood items shown in the picture. Sorry, no pins, needles or thread included.

Customers Ratings and Reviews
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Overall Rating :4.5 
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2  - 
Poorly Made
Reviewed By:   (Indianapolis, Indiana) 
The thimble gets stuck in the container and the threading on the container is just a little bit off so the two halves don't quite sit together correctly. The darning egg and the thimble are sort of a waste anyway. All I really wanted were the bobbin and the container. This would have been a much better purchase if it was just a pack of 6 bobbins, but that wasn't an option.

Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your review on the Boxwood Sewing Kit. We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with them. Please feel free to return them for a refund using the return label which was included. We apologize for the inconvenience.

5  - 
A Must Have Item
Reviewed By:   (Tiverton, RI) 
This has been a wonderful addition to my suitcase "must haves". I pack it into a separate change purse along with a pair of snips and I am ready for any mending emergency. At home, I have another set that is always available.

4  - 
Travel Necessity
Reviewed By:   (Oxford , Maryland) 
I have had to travel extensively through the years with not too much in the way of luggage or extra clothing. I have used many a light bulb for darning socks and actually unraveled clothing or used suture material to repair pants and shirts. This kit is light weight, holds what is essential, and doesn't fall apart like some of the make-do kits I have carried.The turned wood components fit well together and hold what is essential to repair that last minute tear in the pants or the loose button. Safety pins and other small tools fit nicely also. The thread bobbin holds more than the three sections would suggest. My fingers are too large for the thimble, but it is useful as a push tool when repairing canvas or leather. The darning egg is better than the light bulbs which have now been largely replaced by CFLs. This a useful item at a decent price and will most probably be an item included in a future order to be used as a gift.

4  - 
Sewing Kit
Reviewed By:   (Surprise, AZ) 
I received the sewing kit last week and I am mostly pleased with it. The darning egg is great as well as the thread spindle/needle holder. There was no thread or needles that come with the items so what you see in the picture is not exactly what you get. The main case was great and I added some lubricant to the threads. Overall a great kit, but they should indicate that there are no thread, needles or pins that come with the kit. Lastly the thimble is worthless as it is too small for most hands.

5  - 
Sewing Kit
Reviewed By:   (Many, Louisiana) 
Love it! Well made and holds several needles. Haven't used the egg for mending yet, but it feels good in the hand.

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